Western Mexican states hit by multiple aftershocks and earthquakes

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The Mexican western states of Sonora, Baja California, Nayarit and Chiapas have been hit the last 24 hours by multiple earthquakes and aftershocks.
Everything seems to be moving and more tectonic movements may be expected.
4 different main areas can be defined.
a) The waters of the Gulf of California
With an epicenter in the coastal waters and a limited magnitude these earthquake can be categorized as safe.
b) The Sonora desert
The greater area of the massive M 7.2 earthquake from  April 4.  The epicenter of this earthquake was located more to the north in de border area between Mexico and the United States. Most of the aftershocks have an epicenter in unpopulated (beautiful!) desert areas.
c) The subduction zone of the Islas Marias islands
Active since a couple of weeks in various places and more or less in the greater Puerto Vallarta, Manzanilla zone.
Potentially dangerous if a shallow earthquake would strike nearer to the coastline.
d) Chiapas province
Regular (mostly deep) earthquakes with Magnitudes of +5. Harmless because of the depth of the hypocenter.

Overview of the  M +4 earthquakes from the last 24 hours (most recent above) (All times in UTC)

M 4.2      2010/09/15 08:21    Depth 10.0 km GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Third shock 8 seconds after the M 4.4 shock, in the middle of the peninsula

M 4.4      2010/09/15 08:13    Depth 10.0 km
Second shock only 2 minutes later, but under the peninsula

M 4.4      2010/09/15 06:46    Depth 10.0 km GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Light earthquake in the coastal waters of the Baja California peninsula. The whole area is very active the last couple of days.

M 4.7      2010/09/15 06:09    Depth 0.4 km     BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Please also read the detailed page of this earthquake – Click here

M 5.1      2010/09/15 06:05    Depth 96.1 km CHIAPAS, MEXICO

Moderate but fairly deep and harmless earthquake near San Juan Custepeque , Chiapas Mexico

M 5.9      2010/09/14 23:32    Depth 36.0 km     ISLAS MARIAS REGION, NAYARIT, MEXICO
Click on this link for an extensive earthquake report

M 5.0      2010/09/14 10:52     Depth 10.0 km     BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Click on this link for an extensive earthquake report

Earthquakes list September 8, 2010

M 5.1      2010/09/08 19:26   Depth 35.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS
Same area than the M 5.5 shock from earlier today.

M 5.5      2010/09/08 17:39   Depth 10.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS

Epicenter in the immediate area of the 1963 Great Kuril Islands Earthquake. The earthquake had a magnitude of 8.5 and was followed by an aftershock of M 7.8. Both earthquakes triggered tsunamis that were observed around the northern part of the Pacific ocean. Luckily, no damage, deaths or injuries are recorded for these two earthquakes or their associated tsunamis. The epicenter of this earthquake was located on the edges of the island arc and the Kamchatka, Kuril trench (see satellite image)

M 4.9      2010/09/08 14:47   Depth 107.7 km     TARAPACA, CHILE
Northern Chilen near the border with Bolivia and Peru.

M 4.6      2010/09/08 14:17   Depth 78.8 km      MICHOACAN, MEXICO
Magnitude / Depth = many people will not have felt this quake

M 4.7      2010/09/08 12:33   Depth 35.1 km     SOUTHERN IRAN
In the desert, close to Ashna. Combination of depth and Magnitude may not lead to problems

M 6.2      2010/09/08 11:37   Depth 54.1 km      VANUATU
Read our extensive report

M 5.0      2010/09/08 10:54   Depth 36.1 km      BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Faw away out of the coast to be harmless

M 5.3      2010/09/08 08:01   Depth 10.0 km      VANUATU
Almost the same area than the more powerful M 6.2 earthquake of 11:37 (see detailed report above)

M 4.0      2010/09/08 03:58   Depth 10.0 km      GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Just in the middle of the Gulf of California. Closest city Puerto Penasco

M 4.6      2010/09/08 03:05   Depth 563.6 km      FIJI REGION
Near Ono-i-Lau :  a volcanic and coral island in Fiji’s Lau archipelago. In the earth’s mantle

seismograph - recordingUseful information to read this daily earthquake list
This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes in the world.
If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
For your comfort, we will provide in most cases Google Satellite Map links to give you an idea where the earthquake struck, which terrain it happened and if villages or cities are located in the immediate vicinity. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, also called GMT)
The page is regularly updated to add new earthquakes.
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

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